The Public School Program Advisor is responsible for assisting in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of educational programs in schools. This position is governed by state and federal laws and school board and agency policy. Typical Functions
Provides supplemental educational services that are consistent with the instruction and content used by the local school district and aligned to Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks. Designs, implements, and evaluates program compliance and effectiveness of training, curricula, and related educational services in local school districts and intermediate and regional units. Conducts workshops or seminars to present information critical to specialized program area and provides in-service training. Provides technical assistance to school officials by interpreting laws or policies, answering questions, or resolving problems relative to assigned program areas. Researches and analyzes demographic, labor market, and technological data, and makes recommendations on education programs to meet changing needs. Acts as a liaison with education and public interest groups to inform them of departmental activities and identify needs. Performs other duties as assigned. Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state overnight travel is required. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the organization and operation of public schools. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and statutes relating to program area. Knowledge of consultative practices and techniques. Knowledge of planning, research, and analysis techniques and procedures. Ability to plan and organize comprehensive reports. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing school programs. Ability to develop, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services related to program area. Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in public administration, educational administration, education or a related field; plus five years of experience in education, public school administration or a related field. Preferred Qualifications
This position will support the development, dissemination, and evaluation of statewide literacy professional learning for K-12 educators. Promote the effective practices for implementing and supporting the R.I.S.E. initiative; facilitate professional learning for state grant-funded literacy specialists to inform their work in assisting school personnel in curriculum instruction, assessment, interventions and coaching strategies. Work with other units within the ADE to promote effective literacy practices pre-kindergarten through college and career. Maintain and share current knowledge of research and effective practices in the areas of curriculum instruction and professional development; perform other duties as assigned. K-5 classroom experience is preferred.
Successful applicant must have a masters degree in Reading or English Language Arts, plus three years of experience in education; background and experience in English Language Arts, K-5 education required; service on state and/or school district curriculum and/or assessment committees may be substituted for all or part of these special requirements. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Agency Specific Information
Only completed applications with work history will is accepted. The work history section of the application must be complete. We do not accept resumes in lieu of completing this section.
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